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Jazz & Pop

  • Bachelor's
  • 4 years, full-time
  • English
  • Arnhem

Join Jazz and Pop at the ArtEZ Academy of Music in Arnhem. This music education leaves you artistically and stylistically free to find your own sound.

Jazz & Pop

In brief

  • International English-language course 
  • Unique specialisations ensure that already as a student you find your own niche
  • In the first year you will discover all forms of jazz and pop. This makes it easier for you to choose your direction and specialisation afterwards
  • Choice of eighteen majors
  • Largest string class in the Netherlands for jazz and pop
  • Start work immediately after graduation. The course teaches you how to set up a professional practice
  • Collaboration with other art courses taught in the same building in Arnhem
  • Teachers are renowned musicians in jazz and pop, solo and in orchestras
  • Masterclasses by well-known bands and musicians. 

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The Bachelor of Jazz & Pop in Arnhem introduces you to all styles of music in the first year. After that broad year, you are free to go your own way. You can specialise in any form of jazz, latin or pop, such as bebop, fusion, free improvisation, rock, soul, hip hop, dance, cuban or modern creative jazz. The course in Arnhem is the Academy of Music for the cheeky student who makes their own choices. 
The Bachelor of Jazz & Pop in Arnhem helps you develop your own musical personality. This is achieved not only by mastering the finer points of your instrument in a traditional way, but also by deciding for yourself what you want to play. The course offers you the unique opportunity to collaborate with the other art courses housed in the same building in Arnhem, such as Music Theatre and Composition for Film & Theatre, but also, for example, Dance, Theatre, Fine Art, Creative Writing, Fashion and other disciplines. 
At the end of the course you are ready to start your own professional practice. Your instrument is central to this, but you have the choice to do more than just make music. Thanks to the study you will be qualified to teach. You will also get to know other elements of professional practice, from social media and finance to business expertise. 

You can also take the Jazz & Pop course in a Dutch version with different emphases in Zwolle.

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Music preparatory programme

ArtEZ has several preparatory programmes in preparation for the bachelor of Music. Click here to see the possibilities.

As a basis for the bachelor MediaMusic or Composing for Film, you may attend to the external preparatory programme Film Scoring and Production at the Musicube Academy in Bonn.

Music Contract Education

Part of the curriculum of the programmes can be followed through contract education. Following and completing a course or course component can lead to a study completion statement or certificate. As a contract student you can use the same facilities as regular students. Registration is possible throughout the year.
Contract education Arnhem
Contract education Enschede
Contract education Zwolle